Sending a little love during a global pandemic

During this global pandemic, everyone has had their breaking point…the moment when you questioned “wait, is it this serious?” For me, I was rushing to make dinner with news on in the background. I heard our Governor say nursing home residents could only have one visitor each day. I called my mom, because this means […]

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The 3 resolutions I make every year (and stick to)

I LOVE resolutions. I find a clean desk calendar with nothing written on it and no coffee stains (yet) so extremely refreshing. I love the hope of walking near the pool with enviable abs. I love having something to focus on now that the holiday decorations are clear and I’m stuck indoors for a few […]

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Happiness doesn’t come easy, but choose the right “hard”

I clutch my sweater to my chest, close my eyes and take a deep breath. Do I feel “joy”? I mean, I like this sweater. But it doesn’t feel like hugging a puppy. This sweater is not as trendy as the Kon-Marie closet purge. In addition to trying out the Marie Kondo method (which I […]

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The One Toddler Chore that Made my Life Easier

If you have a toddler, you know the battles can be mighty. And ridiculous. Why are we fighting over eating peas?!? How can you be terrified of your car seat? And why are the echos of your screams so loud in an indoor pool? More importantly: How are we going to get past this? Let […]

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Survival of the Fittest: ways to get your tot to play nice

This post originally appeared on Lionheart Lamb “Did you hear what your daughter did?” Those are never the words you want to hear from your child’s preschool teacher, but that was what I was hit with as soon as I walked through the door. “Ummm No,” I said, obviously worried. I was picking up my […]

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New business before new baby: Story behind Lionheart Lamb

Let me tell you how my heart broke.  I had just picked up my girls from daycare. My 1 year old was happily babbling in her seat, but my 3 year old was just staring out the car window with her tiny chin perched in her little hand. Usually, she was talkative. The silence worried […]

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Mother’s Day: Ode to my young Mothers

I’m praying it’s 6 a.m.  But, we all know, it’s at least a few minutes before. I hear the door. Not another second goes by and two tiny little lips squished between two soft and pudgy cheeks are in my face saying “Mommy?” Then come the giggles. Then comes the stuffed animal tossed onto my […]

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Why I disappeared for 3 months and no one noticed

Remember the real life “Runaway Bride”? I’m taking you way back to 2005, when a woman named Jennifer Wilbanks went missing. The search went from a small town in Georgia, to a nationwide hunt. People assumed her fiancé killed her. But then she called him from New Mexico saying she was kidnapped and gave a […]

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I need help! And here are cheap ways I find it

There’s a pride in doing something on your own. No one will argue that. And if you follow this blog, you know I’m an extreme DIY-er. But the less endearing term for that condition is “control freak.” No organic arugula at Costco? No problem, I’ll grow it. That beaded chandelier is $1,500?!?! I just ordered […]

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Don’t deprive your child of a Christmas disaster

I’m with you, standing here in the Target checkout line with the perfect wrapping paper to compliment the fun, yet educational toys under the tree. The ribbons will match. Maybe a sprig of evergreen? I mean, a 2 year old will appreciate the Pinterest worthiness of the whole thing, right? After this, I’m running home […]

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